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Corona Pushes Sports Clubs into a Critical Situation

The health crisis of the new Coronavirus has forced the world of football to stop since mid-March, Then more leagues will be suspended for all competitions.

Television channels, which have broadcast rights to competitions, have refused to pay for the clubs, This is what the “Canal Plus”, the French Premier League’s channel did, So the clubs can no longer afford to pay the high salaries of the players meanwhile.

Even if some players announce that they are willing to cut their wages, there are still many of them who are not willing to take this decision. While the vast majority of clubs continue to negotiate.

Likewise, some players have caused crises, This is what Salomon Kalou, the German Hertha BSC player, did. When he talked about the reduction in team salaries due to the Corona crisis, through a live broadcast on Facebook, He did not adhere to the rules for spacing with his colleagues.

And at a time when the state faces more essential things to manage, it finds itself forced to lend a helping hand to the soccer game by covering partial unemployment benefits required by professional clubs and tax exemption, He even granted a state guarantee loan of 224.5 million euros to save French football, and an agreement to pay football players

Officials are trying to push the government to the text of a bill specifying all professional athletes (who have a certain level of salaries) to give up part of their wages if the competitions are suspended.

The cost of the reduction is adjusted according to certain points, as salaries less than 10,000 euros a month will not be affected. With the deduction of 20% for the segment that charges between 10 and 20 thousand euros, 40% for the category between 20 and 50 thousand euros, and 50% for those between 50 and 100 thousand euros, And 60% for those who earn between 100 and 200 thousand euros, and 75% for those who Mnagaon more than 200 thousand euros.


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